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Poetry of James K. Baxter taken to the street

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:21 pm | Phantom Billstickers

A fatal heart attack in 1972 meant one of our most powerful and beloved poets never got to blow out more than 46 candles on his birthday cake. But on the 90th anniversary of his birth on the 29th of June, it seems appropriate to remember an utterly original ... More >>

Video promotes chamber music for all

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:11 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

“What can we do that’s the easiest thing for us to all feel connected? Make some music together. So simple,” says community musician Julian Raphael in a video about Chamber Music New Zealand’s relaxed workshops and concerts for people with intellectual ... More >>

Wintec celebrates its stars for Matariki

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:34 pm | Wintec

A new book celebrating inspiring Māori from across the Waikato will be launched on Wednesday 13 Julyat Wintec’s marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa as part of its Matariki celebrations. More >>

Celebrating the Royal New Zealand Navy 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:57 pm | Royal New Zealand Navy

War Memorial Theatre 9 - 11 August 2016 and Ilminster School Hall 12 and 13 August 2016. More >>

The Coffee Club aims to Spread a Ray of Sunshine this Winter

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:22 pm | The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club New Zealand is rolling out a new range of takeaway coffee cups from July. The cups will feature one of 12 quirky, coffee-related sayings, such as: “A good coffee on a bad day can perform miracles.” More >>

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Returns to NZ After 15 Years

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 11:42 am | SWPR

For the first time in more than 15 years, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to New Zealand in December 2016 to present their full-length classic production of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ... More >>

The Kills: Auckland Show Sold Out + Wellington Selling Fast!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:21 am | Mushroom Promotions

Following overwhelming demand for their first New Zealand visit in seven years, Frontier Touring can confirm that the highly anticipated return by rock & roll duo The Kills to Auckland is now officially sold out – with tickets to theirThursday 28 ... More >>

Tribute to Kanak independence activist Susanna Ounei

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:12 am | Victoria Quade

Susanna Ounei was a significant figure in Kanak independence movement. She also played a significant role in the Māori sovereignty movement in New Zealand in the 1980s as an inspiring speaker at many hui. A passionate and committed activist she is mourned ... More >>

UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

Four University of Canterbury students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamali’i who won the Supreme Youth Award for Christchurch at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards ceremony, held at the UCSA Events Centre on ... More >>

Kawasaki Veteran Helps The Cause

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:09 am | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Michael Cotter (Kawasaki KX450F), helping his team to the top of the podium on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Bringing Magic To Whanganui

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:08 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks is pleased to announce Magic, New Zealand`s newest radio station, will be hitting the Whanganui airwaves on July 1, 2016. More >>

First 14 players offered Auckland Aces contracts

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:53 am | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces will have a strong mix of proven and fresh talent for the 2016/17 season, with an exciting combination of familiar and new faces named in the first round of 14 contracts. A strong core of senior Auckland Aces featuring Rob Nicol, ... More >>

Bakers to spend 1,200 hours baking lamingtons for Charity

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:43 am | Countdown Supermarket

28 June, 2016: Bakers will soon be working around the clock to bake more than 60,000 packets of lamingtons for the annual Alzheimer’s Appeal. More >>

Historic concert for NZSO with conductor Sir Andrew Davis

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:27 pm | NZSO

For the first time in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s 69-year history the Orchestra teams up with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra to perform French composer Olivier Messiaen’s hypnotic last work Eclairs sur l’au-delà (Illuminations of ... More >>

HITO Hot New Talent Competition Heating up for Second Year

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Fashion Week

Calling all budding hairdressers and burgeoning make-up artists – don’t miss your chance to enter the HITO Hot New Talent competition. More >>

Image stacked with memories wins

Monday, 27 June 2016, 3:35 pm | Auckland Festival of Photography

The judges sifted through more than 1000 entries for this year’s 24-hour day in the life of Auckland competition, held on Saturday 11 June. The entries add to a unique archive of more than 12,000 images taken of Auckland since the competition ... More >>

Sip NZ Wine launches Sip Marketing for Wineries

Monday, 27 June 2016, 3:31 pm | Sip NZ Wine

After a successful collaborative Rosé campaign with 25 New Zealand wineries earlier this year, the duo behind Sip NZ Wine has now launched Sip Marketing , a wine marketing company. More >>

Armstrong Eighth In OK Class Debut In Portugal

Monday, 27 June 2016, 2:24 pm | Fast Company

Kiwi kart ace Marcus Armstrong has enjoyed a strong OK class debut - finishing the Final in eighth place - at the third round of the 2016 CIK-FIA European OK Championships in Portugal on Sunday. More >>

Sir Peter Leitch Joins NZRL Life Members

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League has made Sir Peter Leitch a life member at its annual meeting in Auckland today, recognising his passionate support of the game across the past five decades. More >>

Young Kiwi Designers To Judge Rising Creative Stars

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:21 pm | Brother International NZ

Some of New Zealand’s most talented designers will judge a new generation of creative Kiwis, who are in with the chance to see their creations at New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW), in this year’s Brother Design Stars youth talent search. More >>

Applied theatre a tool for change at Arohata Prison

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:08 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“Theatre engages the heart and the mind. It’s a hyperlink to change,” said Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, at the graduation of six women from the intensive, therapeutic programme in the Drug Treatment Unit at Arohata ... More >>

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Takes 2016 Audience Award

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:02 pm | Edinburgh International Film Festival

Taika Waititi's brilliant odd couple road trip story starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison takes home prestigious award at Edinburgh International Film Festival More >>

SOUL’s life-changing programmes for young women

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:57 am | SOUL

SOUL is a recipient of a Ministry of Youth Development grant for youth development opportunities, with the funding set to make a huge difference in setting up programmes for young women in Auckland and Wellington. More >>

The Block NZ And Paul Henry Continue Strong Performances

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:43 am | Mediaworks

The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys continues its strong performance, with this season reaching a larger audience every week than the previous season among all Kiwis (5+), and our target demographic of viewers aged 25-54. More >>

YPT announces the finalists for Matariki Rhythmz 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:25 am | Matariki Rhythmz

After a competitive heats round at Auckland’s Dorothy Winstone Centre on Saturday 25th June, top 10 finalists will move on to a finals competition. The finals will be held at the Vodafone Events Centre on Saturday 9th July (7pm – 9pm). More >>

Honda Man Cooper May Be The 'X Factor'

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:13 am | Bikesport NZ

Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper, riding this year for the Cambridge Motorcycle Club at the annual Battle of the Clubs fundraiser motocross in Taupo. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Anzac Women of War – Our Unsung Heroines

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:03 am | Elephant Publicity

After critically acclaimed short seasons in museums and at boutique festivals, the stirring and courageous story of Sister Anzac comes to Q Theatre’s Loft, Tue 23 – Sun 28 August before a season of special promenade performances at the Auckland ... More >>

Going Global Music Summit 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:02 am | Independent Music New Zealand

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2016 will be held in Auckland this September 2nd – 4th. More >>

Melanie Martinez Announcing Her First Headline NZ Show

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:54 am | Dainty Group

Announcing Her First Headline New Zealand Show Hailed as a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence, the unforgettable New York artist Melanie Martinez plays her first headline show in New Zealand at Auckland’s Powerstation ... More >>

Auckland man dedicates crown to Mother fighting cancer

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:19 am | King in the Ring

32-year-old Auckland based kickboxer Joey ‘the Filipino kid’ Baylon defeated kickboxing veteran Sone ‘Archangel’ Vannathy to win New Zealand’s biggest kickboxing event the King in the Ring 62kg at Auckland’s ASB Stadium on Friday night. More >>

Cliff Curtis reigns supreme at inaugural Matariki Awards

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:18 am | Matariki Awards

Following a run of success in Hollywood, actor Cliff Curtis has been welcomed home with Te Tohu Tiketike o Matariki Supreme Award at the inaugural Matariki Awards. More >>

Burling and Tuke win final Olympic build-up regatta

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:16 am | Yachting New Nealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have recorded yet another regatta victory to their mounting tally with a win in the 49er class at 2016 Kiel Week in Germany. More >>

Sarjeant Exhibition Officially Revealed

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:00 am | Sarjeant Gallery

Hon Chris Finlayson and Sarjeant Gallery Trust Chairman Nicola Williams with artworks Cliff Whiting Ngangara 1973 and Bill Hammond Puppet pre 1977. More >>

Stephen King Short Film

Monday, 27 June 2016, 9:59 am |

( ) Rhys Higgs is adapting Stephen Kings short story "The Last Rung On The Ladder" to short film. He intends to source all his actors locally to support a thriving film industry for young people. Rhys Higgs student film maker ... More >>

National Volunteer Week A Success

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 10:07 pm | Volunteer New Zealand

As National Volunteer Week (19-25 June 2016) finishes today, Volunteering New Zealand would like to acknowledge the scope of this campaign. “We consider National Volunteer Week a success because the participation of volunteers and organisations all around ... More >>

Tim Finn: Nominated for a prestigious Helpmann award

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:19 pm | Tim Finn


Winter Festival Opening party lights up Southern skies

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:36 pm | American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

The 42nd American Express Queenstown Winter Festival has begun with thousands of people gathering on the Queenstown waterfront under clear southern skies to dance, feast on street fare and watch spectacular fireworks. More >>

2016-2017 Premier Motorsport Championship Revealed

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:27 pm | Icon Sport

2016-2017 Premier Motorsport Championship Revealed The 2016-2017 Premier motorsport calendar has been revealed by promoter Speed Works Events and features eight national events where fans can see the best motor racing classes in New Zealand. A new look ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Gerri Peev

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:09 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower talks to former spin doctor Alastair Campbell and Lisa Owen interviews NZ-raised Daily Mail political correspondent Gerri Peev about Brexit and its implications More >>

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Hekia Parata

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2:53 pm | The Nation

Education Minister says new funding proposals would see public funding attached to pupils who go to private schools. More >>

On the Nation: Plain Packaging Debate

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2:48 pm | The Nation

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More >>

This weekend on The Nation...

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:31 pm | TV3's 'The Nation'

A New Zealand first: As the Government consults on its plain packaging legislation, Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox debates Imperial Tobacco's Axel Gietz, who's flown in from the UK at The Nation's invitation. Does plain packaging actually work? And ... More >>

Show at the Wellington Circus Hub

Friday, 24 June 2016, 5:31 pm | Wellington Circus Trust

Come and watch what some of our circus students and other guest artists have prepared for the occasion. An evening packed with creative, impressive, memorable acts performed by beautiful and talented people in a wide variety of circus skills. More >>

Internationally renowned kiwi choreographers debut new works

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:28 pm | Footnote Dance Company

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents Transfer ; a double bill comprised of two new contemporary dance works from esteemed New Zealand choreographers Jeremy Nelson (New York) and Joshua Rutter (Berlin). More >>

An Announcement for the Closure of Bodega

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:48 pm | Bar Bodega

It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega's doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington. Whilst unhappy at ... More >>

Kiwi Cyclists to ‘Peddle’ Freedom

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:31 pm | Tearfund

Tearfund is calling on Kiwis to get on their bikes to prevent women and children from being trafficked into sexual exploitation. More >>


Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:02 pm | Twice the Hype

Latinaotearoa's new single “Leave It” featuring Brazilian rapper Black Alien to be released on Mucho Aroha Music in June. More >>

Kiwis Donating Less - Research

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:26 pm |

The average amount donated to religions, schools and charities by philanthropic Kiwis has dropped by ten per cent over the past year according to new research. MyTax which analysed more than 300,000 tax returns found that average total donations claimed ... More >>

Powerball reaches $25 million: imagine that shopping list!

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:21 pm | Lotto Powerball

With the Powerball jackpot at $25 million this Saturday, Kiwis around the country are taking the time to imagine what they could do if they win big this weekend. The first thing most big winners do is celebrate with friends and family. With $25 million ... More >>

Taurahere Camp Targets Aussie-Based Kiwis

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

When the NZRL Taurahere camp assembles on Queensland’s Gold Coast next week, the two 18s squads will deliberately not bear the names of their Australian home states. More >>

Growing Thirst for Craft Beer And Cider

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:24 am | GABS Beer Cider and Food Festival

The GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival arrived in Auckland last Saturday and had fans in raptures. More than 4,800 people enjoyed the unique celebration of New Zealand craft beer and cider at the ASB Showgrounds and the response suggests the event’s ... More >>

Charity Volunteers Much Appreciated

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:39 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Thank you. That’s the message from the Department of Internal Affairs Charities Services team as National Volunteer Week comes to a close. More >>

Arli Annouces International Festival Dates, New Album Out

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:09 am | Delete

Seamlessly blending Middle Eastern heritage and Western influences, Arli’s distinctive global sound will be put to new international ears over July and August - joining Wanderlust Festival for performances in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, alongside ... More >>

Food education charity aims for national impact

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:50 am | Garden to Table Trust

Following the success of the Garden to Table programme in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, primary and intermediate schools all over the country now have the opportunity to introduce the food education programme to their students via a comprehensive ... More >>

Kiwi music's up-and-comers set to soar

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:23 am | IGNITE

Eight Auckland teenagers have just graduated from the IGNITE programme – a project aimed at giving young New Zealanders hands-on experience in the music business. More >>

Fly My Pretties - Four Shows Sold Out - Final Shows Added

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 5:24 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Fly My Pretties have today added the final shows to the String Theory Tour in August at Auckland's Mercury Theatre, and Wellington's Paramount Theatre. String Theory will see FMP perform and record a brand new show, which will result in their sixth ... More >>

Depleted Pulse bolster stocks for challenging road trip

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:44 pm | Netball Central

Not for the first time this season, Central Pulse will once again be battling the odds for their ANZ Championship netball clash against West Coast Fever in Perth on Saturday. More >>

Hayton Endorsed As New NZRL Chief Executive

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Hayton stepped into the role on an interim basis after predecessor Phil Holden departed in January and has been awarded the role after a robust recruitment process. More >>

2016 Beko Netball League - Grand Final Preview

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:44 am | Netball New Zealand

Grand Final Fixture Netball South v Netball Central 6.00pm, Sunday 26 June The Trusts Arena, Auckland Broadcast: LIVE on SKY Sport NZ 3 from 5:50pm (check local guides) More >>

CSO and MYO combine forces

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:23 am | Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Following the triumphant 2014 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in Christchurch, the Melbourne Youth Orchestra is back to join forces with the CSO to perform the composer’s First Symphony, “The Titan” . More >>


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